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Clinical Science Research Thematic Area

Methods are directed at patients with illness or disease. Clinical trials evaluate new treatments for both efficacy and safety. Clinical research also involves evaluation of diagnostic procedures and tests and uses clinical epidemiologic science and methods. It also involves translational research. This involves translating basic science discoveries to the bedside. It utilizes information about genes, RNA, and proteomics to make correlations with clinical manifestations or clinical responses to treatment. Clinical research utilizes observational and experimental methods.